Thursday – October 20, 2016

Dental Hygiene AAS Degree

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Dental Hygiene


Downtown Milwaukee Campus 


Dental hygienists work under the supervision of dentists and perform such duties as teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, x-ray processing and dental health counseling. Clinical experience is acquired in MATC’s dental hygiene clinic and several external sites. After graduation, you will be eligible to write the National Board of Dental Hygiene examination, and state or regional practical examinations. 

Career Outlook: Employment prospects for licensed dental hygienists are good. Positions may be found in private dental offices, nursing homes and school settings.

Career Pathway: This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.

Program Code: 10-508-1 

Start Dates: August/January 

This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
Learn more about the petition process 
Learn more about when the petition process windows are open

Candidates accepted in each petition window should expect to take Dental Health Safety (DENHYG-101) during the next semester. DENHYG-101 is the only program course taken during the next semester after acceptance through the petition process. Upon successful completion of DENHYG-101, students will be permitted to begin designated core technical courses the following semester. See table below:


 Petition Window:  Take DENHYG-101:    Begin Core Technical Courses:
 August 1-31    Next spring semester    Next fall semester
 January 2-31    Next fall semester   Next spring semester

Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level biology and chemistry.

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Course Requirements (link)
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